Marines Security Guards (MSG) protect American embassies all over the world. However, they recently went above and beyond in Jamaica while dealing with a bomb threat.
The Official MSG Facebook and Instagram released the following statement:
“Over the weekend, the Det Commander and two Marines from Det Kingston fielded a call from a man who was threatening to kill his wife and explode a large bomb in the Embassy. The three Marines kept the man on phone long enough to calm him down and obtain vital information, including his name and address. They quickly passed the information to the RSO and local authorities. The Marines still had him on the phone when police arrived at his residence and took the man into custody. During this event, the rest of the detachment was on standby and fully prepared to handle the developing situation. The Det Commander and Marines did a great job and will be receiving Department of State awards for their performance.”
We applaud the Marines for their cool heads and quick thinking. Especially, in the face of a bomb threat. Their professionalism and devotion to service reflect great credit upon themselves and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
According to the State Department, The United States established diplomatic relations with Jamaica in 1962. The size and population of the Kingston Embassy is not listed on their website. However, there are currently several travel advisories in place.
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